YMCA of Eastern Ontario

Building healthy communities

Ignite the Spark

As we go about our daily lives, it isn’t always obvious that we each wield tremendous power to ignite possibilities in our community – to help people reach their potential and improve the resiliency and health of our region.

The YMCA of Eastern Ontario is a charity that is passionate about creating opportunities and advancing the well-being of the communities we serve. We do this by developing healthy and successful people who in turn create a positive impact in their neighbourhoods.

This year, our goal is to raise $432,000 to help families and individuals access healthy Y programs delivered in safe, happy, inclusive spaces that go beyond fitness to promote positive connections.

When you give to the Y, you ignite hope, positivity and kindness. You spark leadership in a teen, a sense of belonging in someone new to our community, joy in a child and healthy outcomes for a senior. When you give to the Y, your gift sparks opportunity.

When you give to the YMCA of Eastern Ontario, you ensure that everyone, regardless of their financial circumstances, have an opportunity to access healthy programs, safe spaces and a welcoming community.

Last year, donors’ financial contributions provided subsidies to 22 per cent of our members – people who may not otherwise been able to participate. Donations, whether big or small, also funded:

  • 389 weeks of summer camps for kids
  • 30,000 meals to local kids and teens
  • 4,750 visits to our flagship program, Work Hard Eat Well, including expansion of the program into Brockville
  • 4,058 visits to Teen Night over 31 nights; this program was created for at-risk youth, although open to all youth, to provide a safe and welcoming space for social engagement
  • 3,496 visits to Teen Drop-in, an after-school program
  • 513 classes for rural seniors through Mobile Y
  • 396 aquatic leadership courses were offered, training our local youth with valuable life skills and addressing the lifeguard shortage
  • 42 weeks of swim lessons (or 36,982 swim lesson days!), expanding our reach outside of Brockville and Kingston to Kemptville and Prescott during the summer months

Every dollar helps someone in our community reach their potential. Here are a few examples of what your donation provides.


gives a child the experience of one week of summer camp.


helps a senior stay mobile & maintain their independence with a year’s membership.


provides 10 meals for a child or teen. 


give a child one month access to youth recreation programs.


provides one day of snacks for our teen drop-in program.


offers a full scholarship to someone obtaining their lifeguarding certifications. 

On behalf of our YMCA community, we hope you will help to ignite the potential of our region by giving to the YMCA of Eastern Ontario today.



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Anna Hudson
613-342-7961 ext 30